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FAPESP CEO appointed

Professor Carlos Américo Pacheco resigned from the Institute of Economics/Unicamp

Léo RamosProfessor Carlos Américo Pacheco resigned from the Institute of Economics/UnicampLéo Ramos

Engineer and economist Carlos Américo Pacheco, 59, is the new Chief Executive Officer of the FAPESP Executive Board. São Paulo State Governor Geraldo Alckmin made the choice from a list of three candidates drawn up by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Pacheco is scheduled to take office on August 22, 2016 and he will replace José Arana Varela, professor at the Chemistry Institute of São Paulo State University (Unesp), who passed away in May 2016. “I hope to contribute my experience to the success of FAPESP,” Pacheco says. “The institution is recognized as a center of excellence in Brazil and other countries. We expect to be able to work on projects that further the development of science and technology in the state of São Paulo.” Pacheco earned a degree in electronic engineering from the Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA) in 1979 and holds a master’s degree and PhD in economics from the University of Campinas (Unicamp). He was a postdoctoral intern at Columbia University in the United States. With experience in urban-regional economics and industrial economics and technology, Pacheco was executive secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology from 1999 to 2002 and president of ITA from 2011 to 2015, when he became director of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPEM) in Campinas.